Traino, Geraldine Kane
Geraldine Kane Traino is the director of sales and marketing at the Hotel Beacon. Called the “Jewel of the Upper West Side,” the Hotel Beacon is a 260-room, newly renovated boutique hotel on Broadway at West 75th Street in New York.
Kane Traino has 30-plus years promoting tourism to the city of New York in various positions including 13 years at the Hotel Beacon, 12 years at the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau and five years at the St. Moritz On-the-Park Hotel.
Kane Traino was awarded the 2010 Hotel Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year Award by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s Greater New York Chapter.
A native of Brooklyn, Kane Traino’s maternal grandparents hailed from Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. Her grandfather, John Connolly, was the foreman for the roofers during the construction of the Empire State Building and his name is on the plaque in the building’s lobby that says “John Connolly-Roofer.”
She’s been to Ireland a dozen times for both business and pleasure. Kane Traino is a widow. She has two children and three grandchildren.
What does being Irish mean to her? “Love of…family, large gatherings, singing/dancing, working hard, the importance of faith and all things green,” she says.
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